L.A. Unified gives inspector general brief contract extension

The Los Angeles school board on Tuesday extended the contract of Ken Bramlett, its inspector general, by three months, though his job is far from secure and questions remain about the future direction of his watchdog office.

Board members also unanimously promoted Vivian Ekchian, who had been the runner-up for the superintendent’s job, to deputy superintendent — the district’s No. 2 position.

Both moves had elements of peacemaking between different factions on the board.

Last week, in closed session, the board split 3-3 over rehiring Bramlett, whose current contract expires at the end of the month. The split denied him the four-vote majority he needed to get a new long-term contract. Click here to read more: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-edu-interim-inspector-general-20180612-story.html